Discovering Transylvania

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Tour

Bike Tours, E-bike tours

Duration

8 days

Distance

298Km

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Self-guided

The beauty of this package is in the freedom it offers: without a guide, you are free to decide the timing, pace, and stops of your journey. Travel freely, travel your way!
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3/5 Medium

Moderate, between 35 and 85 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 300 and 1000 meters.

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Ring

The starting point is the same as the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.

Description

Day 1: Bucharest
Arrival and first welcome at the Bucharest North train station. Train transfer to Zarnesti with a change in Brasov. Dinner and overnight stay in a guesthouse in Zarnesti, a mountain village and the principal entrance to Piatra Craiului National Park.

Day 2: Bucharest - Ohaba (50 km; +250/-400 m)
Biking towards the North, to a characteristic village located at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains, the highest in Romania. With a 7 km detour on a dirt road, reach the famous Bear Sanctuary near Zarnesti. From there, head towards Ohaba, where the oldest water-mill in the area is still used by the locals to grind wheat and other cereals and where you can stop to listen to the tales of the communist period. Dinner and overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 3: Ohaba - Cârța (60 km; +300/-450 m)
Biking at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains and along the Bucium river. Then pass by the ancient village of Lisa, where a century-old wool blanket weaving machine is still in operation and the village of Sambata de Sus, with the surprising Brâncoveanu Monastery dating back to 1696. Proceed towards Dragus (Ethnographic Museum), cross the town of Victoria, reach the small village of Cartisoara and Carta. Here you can visit the ruins of the evocative Cistercian Monastery where, with a bit of luck, you can meet the shepherd and stop to listen to his fascinating stories. Overnight stay in a guesthouse in Cârța.

Day 4: Cârța - Biertan (65 km; +600/-650 m)
The itinerary continues towards Biertan and its enormous fortified church surrounded by several walls, a Unesco site since 1993. Continue cycling on country roads immersed in wonderful bucolic landscapes to the fortified church of Richis. Dinner and overnight stay in the village of Biertan.

Day 5: Biertan - Sighișoara (40 km; +450/-500 m)
Today's itinerary will take you to discover other treasures of Transylvania; you will pass by Sighisoara, one of the few still entirely inhabited medieval citadels of Europe and a Unesco site. Explore the old town with its famous Clock Tower, which once served as an entrance to the city, its staircases, medieval streets and Vlad Dracul's birthplace, the father of Prince Vlad Tepes (known as the Impaler), who inspired Bram Stoker's famous character Dracula. Later, you can make a small detour and reach Dumbraveni, a town with an important Armenian Catholic Church, yet another testimony of a glorious past. Dinner at your leisure and overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 6: Sighișoara - Șoarș (48 km; +600/-500 m)
Today you will cycle through the hills of Transylvania to the village of Apold, with a beautiful fortified church. You will then continue through a remote and bucolic countryside, where it is easy to meet shepherds watching over their flock. Finally, you will reach the village of Șoarș, where you will spend the night.

Day 7: Șoarș - Viscri (35 km; +350/- 300 m)
From Șoarș, cycle towards one of Transylvania's gems, the Saxon village of Viscri, with its fortified church, one of the most picturesque in the region, restored thanks to the Foundation established by Prince Charles, based in the village itself. The itinerary then continues through ancient villages and peaceful landscapes, providing the opportunity to reconnect with oneself and with nature.

Day 8: Viscri - Brasov - Bucharest
Departure from Viscri after breakfast with a private transfer to Brasov, from where you will take the train to Bucharest (several trains leaving around 1:30 pm). We recommend booking an additional night in the medieval town of Viscri, in case you did not have time to visit it. End of services.
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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary
  • Bucharest/Brasov Train
  • Brasov/Bucharest (days1 and 8)
  • Brasov / Zarnesti Train (day 1)
  • Private transfer from Viscri to Brasov (day 8)
  • 6 dinners (drinks excluded)
  • 6 pic nic lunches

❌ What is not included?

  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Welcome briefing

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 29 days of departure
  • 75%
  • From 13 to 29 days before departure
  • 50%
  • Up to 7 days before departure
  • Not refundable

Discovering Transylvania

  • To visit the main Unesco World Heritage sites of this amazing part of Europe
  • To experience an authentic journey among medieval villages and unique natural landscapes
  • To let yourself be surprised by the beauties of Transylvania, the ideal destination for a vacation off the beaten paths and the perfect region to discover Romania by bike

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